Streamline COVID-19 Policy Updates

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Read more about Streamline's new policies regarding COVID-19.

Streamline is an essential service because it provides dependable transportation to healthcare workers, medical professionals, grocery store employees, and many other essential workers. It also provides much needed transportation to those who need to access essential services.

CDC and Health Department Guidance

Streamline fully supports the CDC and Gallatin City-County Health Department recommendations for social distancing. In addition, Streamline requests that you follow the Governor’s order to stay out of public spaces as much as possible and limit travel to necessary trips only during this time. Furthermore, if you are experiencing symptoms, please avoid using public transit and visit the local health department’s website for a list of next steps: https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Safety Advisory Guidance

To further promote safety for Streamline’s drivers and customers, Streamline is also closely following the guidance from the Safety Advisory of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), which states:

“During the COVID-19 public health emergency, transit agencies across the country are continuing to provide millions of trips a day to lifeline services and to carry healthcare and other essential workers to critical jobs. This Safety Advisory recommends that transit agencies develop and implement procedures and practices consistent with all applicable guidance and information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure the continued safety of transit passengers and employees during this national emergency.”

COVID-19 Policies

Streamline’s current COVID-19 policies include the following:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting our buses multiple times daily, paying particular attention to “high touch” areas, such as handholds and railings
  • Creating and enforcing a social-distancing buffer zone by blocking off the first row of seats behind the operator
  • Encouraging riders to practice social distancing by putting as much space as possible between themselves and others
  • Asking all riders to enter and exit the bus through the rear door when possible
  • Giving all operators access to personal protective equipment, such as face masks
  • Encouraging all riders to wear face masks or face coverings
  • Asking customers who do not need to ride the bus to find alternate modes of transportation so that those riders who absolutely need to use public transit have the opportunity to ride with a social-distancing buffer

We will revise policies, procedures, and measures as new or revised CDC, FTA, and OSHA guidance becomes available.